Nation Mar 18

Automakers agree to put automatic braking in cars by 2022

WASHINGTON -- Automatic braking will be standard in most cars and light trucks within six years and on heavier SUVs and pickup trucks within eight years under an agreement that transportation officials and automakers announced on Thursday.

Nation Mar 08

Early data suggests pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON — Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic…

Nation Mar 01

Hyundai recalls 200k cars due to power steering defects

Hyundai is recalling nearly 205,000 Elantra cars in the United States due to a potential defect in the vehicles' power steering systems, according to a report released late Saturday on the National Highway Safety Administration's website.

The U.S. government recently issued an immediate recall for more than 4.7 million vehicles that were installed with defective airbags. However, the consumer website that lists vehicle identification numbers included in the recall did not appear to be working on…

Sep 16

Safety agency mishandled GM recall, House panel says

WASHINGTON — A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.

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